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Dunedin – An Exotic Heritage City

Posted on 06 September 2019 by admin (0)

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Dunedin is one of the most historic cities in New Zealand. It has several monumental attractions that speak about its rich heritage. Besides historic sites, the city is also popular for its exotic gardens, parks, museum, and animal conservatories. There are also a few beaches that are equally spectacular. Our stay in Dunedin was truly adventurous and we had a great time visiting the places mentioned below:

Larnach Castle and Gardens

Visiting the enchanting Larnach Castle was one of the most memorable outing experiences of our Dunedin holiday. It is a mock castle built in 19th century by a merchant baron named William Larnach. The castle sits on a 35-acre ground and offers an amazing view of its natural surroundings. The gardens around the castle are full of exotic trees and flowering plants. The place is quite tranquil and ideal for a family picnic. For adults, the entry fee is 34.00 NZD per person and for kids, it is just 12.00 NZD.

Toitu Otago Settlers Museum

Located at 31 Queens Garden, the Toitu Otago Settlers Museum is one of the most-visited places in the city. The museum is all about regional history and houses an interesting collection of relics and artifacts that speak about the old Otago Province and nearby areas. This includes a portrait gallery and a display of early digital technology equipment and former transport systems.

The Royal Albatross Centre

Located on Harrington Point Road, the Royal Albatross Centre is a breeding colony of giant albatross. The bird reserve is one of a kind and has been recognized worldwide for its well-preserved wildlife environment. We were offered a guided tour and the staff members were quite friendly and helped us with lots of information about albatrosses and their amazing lifecycle. It was a delight to watch these birds flying around with their giant wings. Visiting this site was definitely the best part of our weekend tour.